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Aunty Barb History Journey

Welcome to the Aunty Barb Walking History Journey.

Created by Aunty Barbara Wingard and Dulwich Centre Foundation this journey honours key Kaurna and other Aboriginal histories relating to the south-east corner of Adelaide. This invites all visitors and residents of the area to engage with significant local histories in ways that inspire partnerships and collaborative actions in the present.

The stories are spoken by Sharon Perkins and Trent Wingard.

This project was made possible due to support from Grants SA - Community Benefit South Australia. .

Footprint 3 - Aunty Barb History Journey - Re-awakening ceremony and language

This is the third 'footprint' on the Aunty Barb Walking History Journey.

Created by Aunty Barbara Wingard and Dulwich Centre Foundation this journey honours significant histories in the south-east corner of Adelaide. The stories are spoken by Sharon Perkins and Trent Wingard.

Here are some questions you might consider after listening to the stories from this first footprint:

If ‘language is power’ as Alice Rigney describes, what implications does this have for our work? Is there work needed to redistribute the power of certain languages in your local context? (can include children and young people’s ways of speaking)

What sort of ceremonies do you, or could you, facilitate as part of your work?

Alice Rigney describes: ‘It was really trial and error at the beginning, we were all trialling it and having lots of errors’ … as you continue to try to do new things in your work, who do you share your errors and learnings with? How do you sustain a dedication to keep trying new things?

What is the ‘sound of the land’ (the Indigenous language) on which you live? How could you workplace acknowledge and support languages that are sleeping, languages that are awakening, languages that are spoken by only a few?